“To God Be the Glory” is one of over 8,000 hymns written by one of the most prolific hymnists in history, Fanny J. Crosby.
Written in 1872 and published in 1875 the hymn was very popular in Britain but was not widely used in the United States. In 1954 Cliff Barrows, the song leader for the Billy Graham crusades was asked to add it to the song selection for his London crusade. The next year it was again included in a US crusade in Nashville, Tennessee, and began to gain popularity. Today, it is widely used in songbooks of most churches.
There is a line in the first stanza that recently captured my attention. Continue reading
“Headlines” is a Jay Leno feature on the Tonight Show. In that segment he features newspaper headlines, advertisements, classified ads and stories that have misspellings, unfortunate word choices or just funny lines.
In one Tonight Show bit several years ago was this item from the lost-and-found column of a Midwestern newspaper: Continue reading
Today it’s raining here in Florida. I kinda like it. It’s not a rain storm. Or a hard, driving rain that makes you run for cover. It is a gentle rain. A relaxing rain. A soil nourishing rain. It’s not one of those cold winter rains like you have up North either. I have the french doors of my office open so I can hear the light cadence of its falling onto the lanai. Continue reading
In a Peanuts cartoon Lucy demanded that Linus change the TV channel. “What makes you think you can walk right in here and take over? asks Linus “These five fingers,” says Lucy. “Individually they’re nothing but when I curl them together like this into a single fist they form a weapon that is terrible to behold.” Continue reading